Hang With Friends

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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The End of the World ... Again?!?

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 3 hours ago. 12 Replies

Uh, guys and gals?  Hate to tell you, but the world ended the other day.  And the hell of it is, I MISSED IT!  Yeah, too busy with other stuff, mowing the lawn, enjoying the company of my wife, and taking care of puddy-cats, and I just MISSED it!One…Continue

Tags: AronRa, prophecy, end of the world

Sam Harris The Case Against Christianity

Started by dudaboli yev. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 30. 1 Reply

Sam Harris The Case Against Christianity Sam Harris offers his case against the Christian god conceptSamuel Benjamin "Sam" Harris is an American author, neuroscientist, philosopher, the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a non-profit…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by amer chohan Sep 2. 13 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Steph S. on August 17, 2012 at 9:49pm
Sk8eycat and booklover I just love those cute pics you both posted! It's so nice to come here and smile!
Have a great weekend!
Comment by sk8eycat on August 17, 2012 at 7:44pm

"WHAT a clever girl!" (Barbara Woodhouse)

A Dog saved all her puppies from a house fire, and put them to safety in one of firetrucks..
Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 17, 2012 at 5:33pm

Patricia, I have a small amount of atheist books but nothing I'd refer to as a collection.  When I read I mostly like history, science and non-fiction books.  I wish I had more time (more discipline?) to sit down and read more.  I'm making a concerted effort to read more.  I love watching movies and listening to podcasts, so my attention goes in many directions.   

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 17, 2012 at 4:35pm

Patricia, what type of reading materials do you collect?

Comment by Ian Mason on August 17, 2012 at 2:52pm

The teapot collection has mostly been packed away. There's only about 20 on display now. It all started just over 8 years ago after my last alcohol relapse. The urge to collect them has faded now. I did start collecting weapons but recent changes in the law in Denmark has made that impractical and perhaps illegal. I'll take some photos of the pots. In the meantime.....

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 17, 2012 at 2:23pm

Ian, thanks for the Russell's Teapot "fish", and the shocked kitty after the vet visit!

My favorite fish emblem is the Evolve fish holding a wrench. To me it signifies not only tool-using as a step in evolution, but also that our tools (and ideas and memes) coevolve with us.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 17, 2012 at 1:51pm

I always love hearing about and seeing what people collect.  Because interests are so varied, it's always fun to see the plethora of items that have inspired each and every one of us to have our own mini-museums or galleries d'arte.  

Comment by sk8eycat on August 17, 2012 at 12:00pm

I'd like to see the rear end of the GOP elephant with a "thoight balloon" saying something like, "I'm quitting this damn circus! It's worse than a zoo!" 

Some of my animal activist friends do picket the circus when it comes to town, and are also trying to get the LA Zoo to send their elephants to a wildlife sanctuary. Pacing around on cement cripples their feet, for one thing....

Comment by sk8eycat on August 17, 2012 at 11:44am

Ruth, I think the xians stole the fish meme/icon from a much older Goddess religion. If you stand the fish on its "tail" it's a simplistic diagram of female genitalia.  Maybe.

I like Evolve Fish because we did evolve from sea creatures who developed special fins that allowed them to crawl up on the land.

The one that made me laugh when I first saw it was the Evolve Fish holding a wrench in its fin/hand/paw/whatever.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 17, 2012 at 11:05am

Bad Vet!

Ian, I like Russell's fishy teapot.


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